(Original post by Guvnor)
So what are your views on Akidio ?
After studying taekwondo for several years, last year I entered a folk high school (weird kind of Norwegian school, takes a lot of explaining
) to study taekwondo and gyung dang, another Korean martial art/former military system.
Whilst I was there I started doing aikido, and I really
loved it. I found that although it was quite different from anything I had done before, it complemented my other training very well. I like the way of moving, the focus on staying in and using your centre, and "going with the flow". It helped me understand better some things to do with taekwondo, and the other way round, my background and training in taekwondo helped me understand aikido better.
Also, it's nice to train a martial art where it isn't necessarily a disadvantage to be smaller and physically not as strong as your opponent
For me, the philosophy is an important part of training martial arts, so I find that aikido gives me a lot, perhaps more in some ways than taekwondo.
But of course, people have different opinions. There is no one art that does it for everyone. Me, I'm going to train some more aikido